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Bishop Auckland Hospital

Bishop Auckland Hospital

On Monday 18 January, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust attended a public meeting in Bishop Auckland Town Hall called by Helen Goodman MP to discuss health care services being delivered from Bishop Auckland Hospital.

The Trust's Chief Executive and Chairman attended the meeting and were able to share a presentation outlining some of the services being provided at the hospital and included news on some recent investments as well.

Did you know:

  • We've invested £500,000 to upgrade the operating theatres
  • We have invested £410,000 in state-of-the-art training & educational facility

Also, in 2014/15* here's some facts and figures on activity the hospital:

  • 120,000 outpatient appointments
  • Over 11,000 day case patients
  • Nearly 7,000 operations
  • Nearly 40,000 CT scans
  • Over 14,000 Endoscopies
  • Nearly 18,000 MRI scans
  • 15, 000 eye appointments
  • 60,000 urgent care attendances

To view a full version of the presentation from the evening: CLICK HERE

Urgent Care Services

You may have seen in the media or heard at the public meeting that there will be a public consultation to look at options for the future provision of urgent care services. Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group (DDES CCG) commissions these services and the Trust provides the services in their patch at Bishop Auckland Hospital, Seaham Health Centre and Peterlee Community Hospital.

DDES CCG has been carrying out a review of urgent care services and has stated that there will be a public consultation running from March to consider options for the future configuration of these services. There is more information on their website:


If you have any queries or would like any further information about Bishop Auckland Hospital then please contact the Trust's Communications Team:

*latest complete year data.


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